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Did Ruben Diaz Just Announce Run for Office?

But which Diaz?

By Robert Press
POLITICS- The headline could be taken one of two ways. It could be asking if Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. announced that he was going to run for mayor, or it could asking if the good borough president's father State Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz Sr. announced that he was going to run for the term-limited 18th City Council seat.

We have seen BP Diaz's political profile greatly increased the past year. It was Ruben Diaz Jr., and not current NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio, who rode the subway with presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. It was Ruben Diaz Jr. that Governor Andrew Cuomo recently came to the Bronx to be with as the governor announced a major highway project for the Bronx. It was Ruben Diaz Jr. who has reversed the course of the Bronx, from a place a tourist steered clear of to a place a tourist wants to visit.
However I think it was the other Diaz, State Senator Ruben Diaz Sr., who made the announcement that he was indeed going to run f…

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Immigration Rights Forum Set

POLITICS- A "Know Your Rights" Workshop for Immigrants organized by Assemblyman Luis Sepulveda will be held this Sunday, April 2, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Holy Family Church, 2158 Watson Avenue, at Castle Hill Avenue.

Co-sponsored by state Senators Jeff Klein and Ruben Diaz, the workshop will feature a number of speakers from city government and private agencies discussing immigration issues and taking questions from the audience.
A recent similar workshop organized by Sepulveda at St. Helena's Catholic Church in Parkchester drew 500 participants.
"I urge those in the community who may have issues with their immigration status, or even possibly face deportation, to attend this workshop," said Sepulveda. "This will be a chance to connect with a number of agencies and organizations that are there to help."

For more information, contact Assemblyman Sepulveda's office at 718 931-2620.

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deBlasio Adminstration Uses Ex Cons to Shovel Snow

Modern Chain Gang?

By David Greene
BRONX- New York City Department of Corrections officials were on hand as recently released inmates of Rikers Island joined officials from the Department of Sanitation in removing blocks of ice and snow from the streets on Saturday, March 18. 

The road crew chopped and shoveled intersections, bus stops and fire hydrants along East Tremont Avenue in the Mont Hope section. 
A second crew was spotted along Eastchester Road, but it was not known if that crew was made up of former inmates. 
Residents of the community applauded the assistance and at least one resident of Bedford Park believed that the workers were needed in that community. 

Stay tuned for a full report as we learn more about this unusual program.   

Preet Bharara Fired by Trump Means to NY Politics

By Robert Press
POLITICS- Those were the two words said most by Donald Trump on the hit television show the Apprentice, 'Your Fired'.

Everyone tuned in to see which contestant, or in later years, which celebrity was going to be gone, or fired by Donald Trump.
In a statement from the former U. S. Attorney which can be found on my blog at www.100percentbronx.blogspot.comPreet Bharara says that after seven years as U. S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York that he was fired from his position as U. S. Attorney. Statements from other high-level law enforcement and elected officials about the firing of U. S. Attorney Bharara are also on my blog.
I would have to believe that at least two Democrats, who have been under investigation by the U. S. Attorney's office, must be sleeping better since hearing the famous Donald Trump words. However, did U. S. Attorney Preet Bharara get fired because he did not indict Mayor Bill de Blasio after calling the mayor in for questioning tw…

Bronx Pol Blasts NEW Travel Ban

Sepulveda Takes Aim at #Trump
Dark Time in Our Nation's History

POLITICS- Assemblyman Luis Sepulveda blasted President Trump on for his new executive order focusing on banning immigrants from several predominantly Muslim countries.

"This is still a slap in the face at a religion that does little to win the war on terror and only alienates more Muslims around the world who would better serve as our friends," the Bronx Assemblymember said. "I hope the courts act swiftly to strike this latest plan down as they did the previous one."
The new executive order modifies one issued in late January that caused chaos overseas and at the nation's airports as travelers, many with visas, were held for questioning or turned away.
The new presidential order came a day after Sepulveda held an immigration workshop at a church in his district that drew some 500 concerned participants. 
The Sunday workshop at St. Helena's Catholic Church in Parkchester, co-sponsored by state Sen…

Dems Want Details on Trump Plans

Engel: 'Devil's in The Details' on Trump's Plans (Photo by David Greene)
By David Greene
POLITICS- Congressman Eliot Engel spoke briefly on President Donald Trump's speech to a joint session of Congress, just days after the Ranking Member of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs declined to not camp out and secure an aisle seat in order to shake hands with Trump-- a daunting ritual he had faithfully done since 1988, when Ronald Regan was America's 40th President.

Engel offered, "I broke the cycle the other night," before being asked his thoughts on Trump's speech.
Representing the Bronx and Westchester, Engel said of the speech, "I thought it was uninspiring. I thought it was bland."
"I think he made some good proposals," Engel continued, "but didn't talk about how he would pay for them. When he talks about decimating the Environmental Protection Agency and all these other things, he didn't mention it."
Engel added,…

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